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  1. 1. Trouble viewing this email? View in your browser Website Welcome Index Property for Sale   Weekly Property Feature Guesthouses/Hotels New Release Property Bafana Bafana might have bowed out of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, but South Developments From the Desk of Marcel Africa’s support for the tournament remains intact – thanks to a spectacular Winelands Properties Deacon final performance by the national team. International Property International Property Property for Rent The South African football squad performed gallantly to beat European Articles Accommodation SA giants and former champions France by two goals to one in Bloemfontein Events/ Things to do News Cafe on 22 June. For the first time in World Cup history, the team amassed four Recipes points in the initial group stages. 2010 Fifa World Cup Property Finance This was not enough to see them through to the next round. Mexico, who lost their last group match 0-1 to Uruguay, finished on the same number of points but conceded fewer goals than the 83rd ranked South Africans. This gave the Mexicans the advantage and they went through, along with Uruguay. Local supporters watched the match against France with great enthusiasm, hoping that their beloved boys would score a record number of goals to thwart Mexico’s push to the round of 16. The nation was gripped by euphoria when Bafana scored their first goal. The second goal, scored by striker Katlego Mphela in the 37th minute, sent them into raptures and raised hopes dramatically. That hope was sustained right until the last whistle. Disappointment, and   contrasting excitement, was written on every face.  With the final this    weekend we can still enjoy the excitement and joy of the World Cup 2010   which we as South Africans hosted with pride!!!     Weekly Property Feature                     PLETTENBERG BAY - R4 500 000 GEORGE - R1 050 000 GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE A rare MOSSEL BAY - R2 200 000 Popular complex with only a few opportunity indeed! This 4,1187 Best buy in this price. 2 Living areas, units. Open spaces gives a feeling of hectare property in Plettenberg Bay, open plan kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 a tranquil lifestyle. Open plan living South Africa, has the magnificent bathrooms, basement parking and areas, kitchen, spacious bedrooms, Plettenberg Bay golf course and single garage.  2 bathrooms, lovely patio with Country Club as a neighbour. Read more. established garden, double garage   Situated on a North facing hillside and parking for a third car. adgacent to   Read more. Read more. New Release Property   Tramonto - Weddings & Events                 CAPE TOWN - R13 500 000 
  2. 2.   CAPE TOWN - R13 500 000    STELLENBOSCH - R17 500 000   Beautiful 7-bedroomed guesthouse in a chic and stylish   Beautifully positioned land set amongst the recently manor house, situated in an exclusive area of   voted top Four Restaurants in the country, snug in the Durbanville. The property is tastefully decorated with heart of the cream of the Western Cape Winelands.   artwork and antiques. Views of Vineyards, Hills, Mountains and the feeling of   Spacious separate owners accommodation with 4 en- being famongst the vineyards.   suite bedrooms.   This property is situated next to a green belt in a very Build your dream home on this prestige piece of land as   the vineyards are planted, around 6 ha with Sauvignon peaceful environment, at 15 minutes from the centre of Cape Town. Blanc and Cabernet savignon plus over a hectare of Olive trees. plot size: 4200 m2 large established garden This position is exceptional and the only way to swimming pool experience it, is a visit!! pool house    Read more. Read more. From the Desk of Marcel Deacon SOUTH AFRICA IS GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY  This year’s exciting soccer extravaganza opens South Africa’s window to the world. Professionals view the World Cup as a marketing opportunity which will engender, hopefully, positive returns — for the economy in general and tourism in particular. Property should also gain, but more in the long run. From a business point of view it makes sense to look beyond the thousands of soccer fans expected. They will have a great time — and doubtless shift an amazing amount of beer and wors. But a significant portion of visitors will be well-heeled businessmen, sporting administrators and the high net worth individuals (HNWIs) to be found at any global fun feast. Then there are the Fifa officials, the media crews and last, but certainly not least, the players and coaches, themselves among the highest paid celebrities in the world. Tourism and hospitality professionals have long said that the real benefit of the Fifa 2010 Soccer World Cup will take years to filter through. Foreigners will have time to enjoy the beauty of South Africa and to take advantage of what the country offers. And one of these is value for money! Read more. International Property VALLS DE CALA DOMINGOS - SPAIN   On the east coast of Mallorca resides Residencial Valls de Cala Domingos, a beautifully designed development on a 19,000 m2 plot at Calas de Mallorca, Manacor.  Location Spain Location Details Majorca Beach 0.2 km Bars/Restaurants 0.1 km Property Type(s) Golf Course 5 km 2 & 3 Bed Apartments Airport 60 km    Prices From €131,000 (£104,800 approx) The development consists of 119 properties distributed in 9 blocks of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Ground floor properties include a garden, first floor a terrace and second floor with terrace and and large solarium. There are 2 blocks of 2 bedroom duplexes with 2 terraces each, community pool, children’s playground area, exterior private parking spaces for cars and bicycles and over 3,000 m2 of green area around the pool. The development affords visitors magnificent views depending on situation and floor; there are sea views, views over the pine woods and/or pool, and in many cases, all three together. Leisure facilities include a community pool of 200 m2 with two separate bathing zones for adults and children, lawn area, plants, trees, sunshades and showers. There are also 2 heated panoramic Jacuzzis seating 6 each, situated
  3. 3. area, plants, trees, sunshades and showers. There are also 2 heated panoramic Jacuzzis seating 6 each, situated in the pool area where you can enjoy a relaxing hidromasage bath even in the colder months. All this in an excellent completely urbanised location, a consolidated and well communicated area with beautiful Mediterranean nature all around, situated 500m from Mirador Ses Cales, the shopping area and a couple of minutes bike ride from Cala Domingos. Read more. Articles BUILD, BUY OR RENOVATE??   WOLRD CUP BOOST SA ADVERTISING Whether you're building, buying or renovating a home, it's a challenge if you don't know what to expect. Save The South African advertising industry looks set for a yourself many grey hairs by finding out exactly what R1.7-billion (US$221-million) increase this year as you're letting yourself in for - from construction and major sports brands invest millions in marketing financial perspectives. targeting World Cup fans. Every cent spent on building, buying or renovating a Part of this is a major new ad campaign by global sports home will probably be one of the best investments you'll brand Nike, in direct competition to World Cup sponsor ever make - if you don't over-capitalise on your property. Adidas. The campaign, announced on 23 June, it has Property experts warn that, just like any other investment, Facebook and Twitter messages sent by football fans research and timing are everything if you want to displayed on a giant electronic screen alongside digital maximise on the investment in your home. images of football stars signed to the brand. There's no right or wrong answer to the question, This super-ad appears on Africa's largest digital ‘Should I build, buy or renovate?' The most important advertising screen on the Life Centre building in factor is the reason for wanting to do so. Johannesburg. Soaring above the downtown area the 30-storey, 138-metre-high building is one of the city’s Most people who choose to renovate are happy where most iconic structures. they live, but either need more space or want to improve Read more. their property and its value. Renovating is, Read more. DEVELOPERS HAVE REASON TO BE POSITIVE  OFF-PLAN BUYERS ADVICE     Developers should be jumping for joy at the prospect of If you‘re a homebuyer purchasing “off plan” – or in thousands of new homebuyers recently “liberated” into advance of your home actually being built – you will most the market by the introduction of a State mortgage likely have more money issues to deal with than those guarantee fund. purchasing a pre-owned property. The fund is specifically intended to give the banks more And the first of these is the matter of the deposit. It is very confidence about granting home loans to people earning important that you do not pay any deposit for a stand or R3500 and R9000 a month – and there are thousands of an off-plan home - or sign any agreement to purchase salary-earners such as policemen, teachers and nurses such a home - until you have thoroughly checked the this bracket who have previously been shut out of the credentials of the developer and/ or home builder and market. made sure they are well-established operators with a track record of completed and successful developments. However, there is a currently a limited amount of stock Read more. available Read more. GREAT PROPERTY DEALS ARE DRIVING THE MARKET PROPERTY PRICES SURGING     At the half-year mark, property buyers are firmly back in The June FNB House Price Index continued to show the market – and getting great deals. rising year-on-year growth to the tune of 12.6 percent. This is higher than May’s revised growth rate of 12.2 Indeed, this is set to be a winter of content for us, percent and is the seventh consecutive month of positive because we are selling more properties and selling year-on-year growth. In real terms, adjusted for CPI them faster. inflation, this all translates into house price growth of 7.2 percent year-on-year for May. Sales volumes in our offices are up 35% for the second quarter over the same period of 2009, and our strike rate However, it must also be said that there are signs that has risen from less than 10% during the depths of the the pace of acceleration in year-on-year growth is recession to around 30%. starting to slow. Whereas the growth acceleration from March to April was two percentage points, and from April This has taken the average listing time down to around to May 1.9 percentage points, the latest acceleration was four months compared to six months last year, and we down to 0.4 percentage points. are seeing the emergence of big ticket property sales again. Have we reach the peak? Read more. Read more. WORLD MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES FOR EXPATS  WORLD CUP TOURISTS PAINT SA RED      Visitors to New York may gasp that locals frequently pay International visitors to South Africa, here to support their $20 for a single cocktail. But the Big Apple turns out to be teams in the 2010 Fifa World Cup, say they are having a cheaper than 26 other world cities. If you really want to blast. feel sticker shock, try relocating to Luanda, Angola. The oil-rich capital city is the most expensive in the world for By the end of week one many foreign visitors had hailed expatriates, a study released Tuesday shows. Africa’s first World Cup as one of the most vibrant. “The German World Cup was very exciting for us but South World centers like the second-most expensive city Africa has a different vibe altogether,” said Philip Tokyo, No. 5 Geneva, Switzerland, and No. 8 Hong Kong Friedrich from Germany. are often associated with high costs, so it might seem
  4. 4. Africa’s first World Cup as one of the most vibrant. “The German World Cup was very exciting for us but South World centers like the second-most expensive city Africa has a different vibe altogether,” said Philip Tokyo, No. 5 Geneva, Switzerland, and No. 8 Hong Kong Friedrich from Germany. are often associated with high costs, so it might seem surprising that an African city out-priced them. But “South Africans are very friendly people and they know Nathalie Constantin-Métral, senior researcher at Mercer,  how to have fun. I’ve never danced and sang so much a global research firm that advises companies on the before, during, and after a game. When those vuvuzelas costs of moving employees and released the report, start blowing you can’t help but feel the spirit of Africa says it's a misconception to think of Africa as cheap for moving you.” newcomers. Read more. Read more. Events / Things to do FRANSCHHOEK BASTILLE FESTIVAL Arts and Culture Food and Drink Make your way to Franschhoek, South Africa’s gourmet capital, where LEGEND GORGE MARATHON locals and visitors will be celebrating the Valley’s centuries-old French Huguenot heritage at its annual In the heart of the African bush, in an exhilarating corner Bastille Festival. of the Waterberg, a new sporting and leisure complex is opening it's magnificent new gates. The awe inspiring The Food and Wine Marquee open from 12 noon until nine metre high gates at Legend Golf & Safari Resort 5pm, is always the focal point which draws people to the open into a world where sport and wildlife live side by hub of activity, where visitors can sample fine wines from side. Where mountain passes and bushveld paths lead some of Franschhoek’s award-winning wine estates to Big 5 game encounters. Where breathless sporting and indulge in mouth-watering dishes created by the achievements are viewed against stunning scenery.... Valley’s highly acclaimed chefs. Sample a wide Read more. selection of cuisine, ranging from: oysters, sushi, local and French cheeses to charcuterie, hand-made chocolates and salmon trout from the area. Read more. Recipes   SPECIAL BIRTHDAY MENU Cream of Tomato Soup Chicken Goulash - Hungarian Style Buttered Tagliatelli with Sage Shallots with Cauliflower Green Salad with Tuscan Vinaigrette Grapefruit Alaska Coffee Read more. Copyright © 2010 | Designed by WebNow This mailing system may only be used for sending permission based email. If you did not give permission to receive emails from this sender, please notify us. This email was sent to marcel@susandeacon.co.za by marcel@susandeacon.co.za| Print / PDF version | Read our Privacy Policy. susandeacon.co.za - 66 Courtenay Street, George, 6530, South Africa

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